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This thesis focuses on the development of paradigms and techniques for the design and implementation of multimodal interactive systems, mainly for performing arts applications. The work addresses research issues in the fields of human-computer interaction, multimedia systems, and sound and music computing. The thesis is divided into two parts. In the first one, after a short review of the state-of-the-art, the focus moves on the definition of environments in which novel forms of technology-integrated artistic performances can take place. These are distributed active mixed reality environments in which information at different layers of abstraction is conveyed mainly non-verbally through expressive gestures. Expressive gesture is therefore defined and the internal structure of a virtual observer able ... toggle 6 keywords

multimodal interfaces expressive gesture processing sound and music computing non-verbal communication mixed reality environments performing arts applications


Volpe, Gualtiero
University of Genova
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Oct. 4, 2008

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